American Idol is Coming to Little Rock

American Idol is coming to Arkansas this summer. The hit ABC show will return to the state’s capital, according to a Wednesday press release. The singing competition will visit Little Rock on Sept. 12 for live auditions. The official start time and location of auditions have not yet been announced. Tryouts have previously taken place…

A Musical Road Trip to the Arkansas Delta

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism What do Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Conway Twitty, Howlin’ Wolf, Charlie Rich, and Al Green have in common? In addition to becoming musical legends in various genres, each of these trailblazers was born or lived in eastern Arkansas. The region’s roster…

The State of Music

From local bars to national television, Arkansas artists make their mark The music of Arkansas is rich and extremely diverse. From Al Green to Johnny Cash to Evanescence, the history of entertainers in the Natural State runs deep and wide. But what about the people out there in the grind right now? Good news: The contemporary…